Re: Ariane 5 Debris ( SYLDA Dispenser ) decay info

From: Kevin Fetter (
Date: Fri Apr 05 2013 - 14:00:31 UTC

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    As the decay time get's closer, the amount of time around the predicted time of entry will get less. Due to things as satellite mass, solar activity, there will always be uncertainty in when it will actually re-enter. So it's best to start looking a good amount of time, before the predicted re-entry time, not sure how much time. 
    I have yet to see, a satellite being taken out, and causing a oh so nice light show.  
    I hope it comes in, over a area when lots of peopke live, they will oh so enjoy the show, if they aren't staring at there smart phone and texting are other things to distract them.
    --- On Fri, 4/5/13, Sankaranarayanan K V <> wrote:
    Thank you, Kevin. The predicted re-entry time has a range of plus/minus 14 hours for the prediction epoch 04 APR 2013 @ 07:51:16.125 UTC. Will this converge towards the reentry? How long should I be watching around the reentry time?
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